Rethinking Economics and Open IP

8 October 2018, 13:00 - 15:00

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road

Economics underpins the co-evolution of IP, innovation and inequality so it is vital for understanding the consequences of openly sharing knowledge and technology.  Neoclassical economics does not fully account for Open IP approaches but over the last decade innovation economists have increasingly researched the interaction between market and nonmarket practices (Benkler, 2018) and the economy of the knowledge commons (Ostrom, 1990; Hess, 2007). The resulting insights intersect with new thinking about economics of innovation in the face of global challenges and a pressing need to transition to sustainable energy and industry (Mazzucato, 2015). We aim to bridge these schools of thought and consider their significance in the context of emerging technologies such as green energy, distributed manufacturing, AI and synthetic biology.

This reading group will be a chance to collectively discuss the concepts that will guide our thinking for the term and consider difference perspectives on economic thinking and IP.

Readings

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Open to all.  No registration required
Part of Open Intellectual Property Models of Emerging Technologies and Implications for the Equitable Society Research Netwoks Series

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